professor
Jimao Guo

Jan 2005

Guo laoshi is a great professor. he know's his material very well and is more than willing to answer questions and review material that you are not comfortable. the major complaint most kids that take him is that he does not speak much english when he teaches the class. although he uses chinese to explain things this is done in good intentions. it helps you to expand your vocabulary and also serves as a refresher for words previously learned. his constant use of chinese forces you to be more fluent in understanding/listening to the language (enhances your listening proficiency). the class is generally smaller than the other sections so students get more attention in the class and more time to practice speaking. he is very approachable after class and during office hours. go seek his help if you need it! he is more than willing to go over material with you. overall if you take his class you will get plenty of attention and practice both speaking and listening to the language. (afterall it is intermediate so start getting use to having less english spoken in the class). he tries to make the class fun and enjoyable by making jokes. he is very animated and makes cute sounds/expressions to express his reactions. enjoyable class.

Jan 2005

He answers everyone's questions. His class is boring, and when he goes over word usage it's often disengaging. He's strict on the grades, and will cut off at the cut off (none of that generous, oh - you're just close enough to the next gradw stuff). He is fair when you show a grading mistake though. It's like he wants people to come to office hours. Other than calling me a lazy student, he's a decent teacher. Guo laoshi! I didn't mean to fall asleep! Make word usage less boring!